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Burlington Thief

in Crime/Local News

Sparks Police looking for two people who stole items from Burlington Coat in Legends Mall

Sparks Police are looking for two people who made off with clothing items from the Burlington Coat in the Legends Mall on Oct. 1, 2018.

According to police, at about 5:45 p.m., two people were inside the Burlington Coat, located in the Legends Mall.

The person in the red and white striped shirt selected numerous items, walked past all open points of sales and began to exit the store.

When loss prevention intervened, the subject in the striped shirt used force against the employee to escape with the merchandise.

The second subject did not leave the store with any items but was with the first subject, then both left in the same vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a maroon 2000's GMC extra cab truck and it appears that the rear passenger window is missing and the opening is covered with plastic and secured in place with tape.

Sparks Police is asking the public's assistance in identifying the two people.

If you have any information relating to this case, you are asked to call us at 775-353-2225 or Secret Witness 775-322-4900.

Lime Bikes Popular in Sparks, Lime Scooters Could Be Coming Soon

in Business/Local News
People can rent the bikes by downloading the LimeBike app, scanning the QR code or entering the number on the back, then unlocking the bike. Trips cost $1 per 30 minutes of ride time.

Lime bikes first hit the streets of Sparks on May 14, and since then the company Lime, formerly LimeBike, has been tracking their bikes to see how popular the bikes are.

Lime bikes first hit the streets of Sparks on May 14, and since then the company Lime, formerly LimeBike, has been tracking their bikes to see how popular the bikes are.

Monday they presented their findings to the city council, and General Manager for Reno-Sparks Cesar Cardona says the usage rate in the city of Sparks is high considering how tiny it is.

“Because it's so localized where we've been deploying and where the city requested us to be, the high ridership is incredible,” Cardona says. “More than 13,000 miles in such a small space they're literally riding around the marina all the time.”In a little over three months since the launch, Lime bikes have had more than nine thousand unique riders. They average about 120 riders a day, and those riders average about 42 minutes per ride, which is much longer than the national average of eight to ten minutes per ride.

The main two hotspots for Lime bikes in Sparks are the Victorian Avenue corridor and the Sparks Marina.

“Areas that are recreational friendly,” Cardona says. “They're open spaces, they're green spaces.”

Cardona says they are looking to add Lime scooters to Sparks and they have to ability to deploy them whenever they want per the contract they signed with Washoe County. But Cardona says they work with what he calls “franchises” like the City of Sparks so they can have the best outcome, because their contract is up at the end of January, and individual franchises like the City of Sparks will decide if they want to keep the bikes, or the scooters around.

Park officials are concerned about the speed of the scooters around the marina. The current top speed of the scooter is 15 mph and the company is trying to lowering it to about 10 mph, especially because other cities have asked for slower scooters. With less than five months left in this contract, there's no guarantee they can modify the scooters in that time. That doesn't mean they won't still deploy them.

“We just don't know when that will happen,” Cardona says. “Otherwise we do have mechanisms to prevent the scooters from being used around the marina.”

While it's unclear how the city will respond to Lime scooters if they're ever deployed, Cardona says the popularity of Lime bikes is apparent.

“Seeing how active our operations team is there on a daily basis, seeing the numbers reveal themselves,” Cardona says. “It's hard to say ‘Well, you know this is a one-shot off.' I don't think so. With such a small space and the high usage rate, the data speaks for itself.”

Monday, September 10th 2018, 11:10 pm PDT by Brandon Fuhs/Updated: Tuesday, September 11th,2018, 7:23 pm PDT


in Events/History


From Visitrenotahoe.com

Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC)

The Tradition Continues!

The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity is a showcase for the Spanish Vaquero’s horse training methods dating back to the early American West. The competition is a family-friendly, adrenaline-charged sports event for all horse enthusiasts. Three-year-old equine athletes compete in herd work, rein work and fence work. New this year is Wild Filly Futurity!

Shoppers can enjoy western vendors offering a variety of clothing, art, jewelry, gear, and supplies.

The popular Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales takes place on Saturday, Sep 15 at 1 p.m.  The horse sale preview is Friday, Sep 14 at 10 a.m. Click to see online sale of lots, and catalogs  

Competition and horse sale schedule.

All seating is General Admission and tickets can be purchased at the Silver Legacy Box Office, Reno Events Center and through Ticketmaster* (*additional fees apply).

Friday, Sep 14 – Spayed Filly Futurity – $25
Saturday, Sep 15 – Hackamore & Bridle Finals – $20
Sunday, Sep 16 – Open Futurity Finals – $20
3-day Weekend Pass – $50


Washoe County Plans Target Shooting Ban During Wildfire Season

in Environment/Local News


Earthstone Fire in 2017

The Washoe Board of County Commissioners met in July to hear an agenda item that could ban target shooting during “wildfire season.”Photo: This is Reno


If the item is passed by commissioners, a request to the District Attorney's

office will be made to draft an ordinance for consideration at a later meeting.


With the blessing of local officials, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has banned target shooting on more than 2,000 acres on Utah Lake’s western shore, where unregulated gunfire has damaged rock art, sparked fires, threatened public safety and left a spiderweb of tracks and bullet scars on boulders, trees and other natural features, say's environment reporter Brian Maffley.

 Brian Maffley of The Salt Lake Tribune. 

“Increasingly in the summer months, conditions within Washoe County become fuel for fires associated with target shooting,” according to county staff. “Numerous fires have been started across the Western U.S. from target shooting, costing millions of dollars to suppress.”

The ordinance will allow the county manager and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Fire Chief to define which areas in the county would be off limits to target shooting.

Federal agencies already have the ability to restrict target shooting on federally managed lands.

The Earthstone fire in 2017 consumed 41,454 acres due to target shooting. Read More

Sparks Best Full Service Salon & Medspa

in Business

Essenza Salon & Medspa

Sparks, NV

At Essenza Salon and Medi Spa, Darcy DellaVella arms herself with products by Dermalogica and Image in order to aid clients in their never-ending fight against stress, aging, and environmental toxins. The spa comprises 3,300 square feet, providing ample space for staff to perform nail treatments, haircuts, and waxing treatments without disturbing clients relaxing under the soothing ministrations of hot-stone massage or those napping on the lobby couch. Beyond enlivening complexions with permanent makeup, the team also offers resurfacing treatments such as microdermabrasion to help stimulate new-cell production and reduce the appearance of scars and enlarged pores, and those looking to fill in fine lines and wrinkles can inquire about injections of Botox, administered by a nurse injection specialist.

High rents in Reno force some to turn to RV living

in Local News

by Kim Burrows

Penny Banks and her dogs have been living the RV life for several months. She's been parked at the Rivers Edge RV Park in Sparks for several months.

“That's what we're doing, we're saving money. And I don't have to work,” Banks said.

She's in one of the park's 164 spots right by the Truckee River off Rock Boulevard in Sparks. Alicia Siever, the park manager said people pay $425 a month for a spot and they've been full for about three years.

“We get a lot of variety of people. We have families who can't simply afford the rent prices, looking to downsize. We have retirees. We have those traveling for work,” Siever said.

She said they see a lot of Tesla workers as well as transient workers like plumbers and electricians.

Tight housing market

The housing market is tight and rent is expensive in the Reno-Sparks area. RV parks around town are full and have a long waiting list. RV living is a solution to that problem.

Banks said she's saving a lot of money living in her RV.

“Well, brick and mortar you're probably going to pay three times what we pay for space,” Banks said.

Marcos Reyes is also living in the Rivers Edge RV Park with his three kids and his wife.

“I was in a studio up in Sparks, we were paying almost a thousand dollars for a little studio,” Reyes said.

These are not your grandma's Rv park from the 1970s. Most of the parks in town have stores, pools and other amenities.

Saving money on a fixed income

Andy Anderson and his wife Beulah live across town at the Shamrock RV Park. They've been there for eight years. They pay $760 a month. It's important for the Anderson's to save money because they're retired, on a fixed income.

“The upkeep of a house is quite expensive and I'm getting so old I can't hardly do our lawns or things such as that if we had a house,” Anderson said. “If we lived in an apartment, even a one bedroom, we'd be paying more than we would here.

“The Anderson's have no plans to leave. Like most of the people who live in RVs, they're in love with the cheaper, simpler more convenient way to live. And If they don't like where they're living or who they're living next to — they can easily move.



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